STEAM Design Challenge:
LIFT ME UP
There has been an accident in the science lab!
Everyone has had to evacuate and no one can go back in until all the dangerous materials have been cleared away. The science equipment and materials can’t be picked up by hand so we will have to create something to grab, lift scoop up or carry the items out of the lab to safety. Some items are very small others are quite heavy. The scientists need our help!
Use Makedo resources and recycled materials to create a lifting device to help clear away items in the science lab.
You are part of the elite cleanup crew for dangerous materials.
Scientists who need help creating a safe place to work after an accident.
A science laboratory handling dangerous chemicals and materials.
The product will be a functioning prototype of a grabbing and lifting device which moves.
HOW TO USE THIS PROJECT SHEET
As a class, inquire into the design problem. Use this sheet to guide students through the Makedo design thinking process to create your designs.
Work with students to inquire, generate ideas, create prototypes and test their designs.
Depending on your group’s age and ability use the “Go Further” section to extend the challenge.